Firearm Security

Firearms and ammunition must be locked in a secure cabinet or container which meets specified regulations.

  • Ammunition and firearms cannot be stored together unless ammunition is in a separate locked container to the firearm.
  • A magazine is not to contain any ammunition when stored.
  • Storage cabinet or container must be securely anchored.
  • Consider the location of your firearm/ammunition storage.  If possible do not fit them in an obvious area.  The garage is not a recommended placement.
  • Never leave firearms or ammunition in your vehicle unattended.

“A cabinet or container that can be unlocked with a key is regarded as unlocked if the key is left in the lock or is otherwise accessible where the cabinet or container is located.” Firearms Regulations 1974 11A(3).